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Department of Trade and Industry
Principal - Hon. Gregory L. Domingo, Secretary
Alternate - Ms. Zeny Maglaya, Undersecretary

The 1st 2010 Meeting of the Working Group on Growth and Investment Climate (WG-GIC) was held on 22 January 2010, 2:00 p.m., at the Audio-Visual Room (AVR) of the Board of Investments (BOI), Makati City.

The meeting discussed the status of the WG-GIC Work Plan for 2008-2009 and the proposed work plan for 2010.  The major work undertaken by the working group in 2009 was the Streamlining of Business Permits and Licensing Systems (BPLS) in the Philippines, a joint activity of the Working Groups on Growth and Investment Climate (GIC) and Decentralization and Local Government (DLG), with financial assistance from GTZ, USAID and IFC in addition to the conduct of the policy forum in April 2009. See download below for more information.
 
22 January 2010 Highlights of the 1st 2010 WG-GIC Meeting pdf

Note: See other materials of the Working Group on Growth and Investment Climate.

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The PDF Working Group on Growth and Investment Climate (GIC) will hold its 1st 2010 WG-GIC Meeting on 22 January 2010, 2:00 p.m., at the Audio-Visual Room (AVR), BOI Penthouse, Industry and Investments Building, 385 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City.  The objectives of the meeting are: 1)  to provide status on the activities of the working group; 2) to inform the members on latest developments regarding the joint project of the Working Groups on Growth and Investment Climate and Decentralization and Local Government on the  Nationwide Streamlining of Business Permits and Licensing Systems (BPLS) in the Philippines which were piloted in Regions 4-A, 3 and NCR in Luzon and Regions 7, 10, 11 and 12 in the Visayas and  Mindanao; and 3) to present the proposed Work Plan for 2010. 

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In preparation for the forthcoming 2009 Philippines Development Forum (PDF), the Working Group on Growth and Investment Climate (WG-GIC) held the 1st PDF 2009 WG-GIC Meeting last 29 January 2009, 2:00 p.m., at the Audio-Visual Room (AVR), BOI Penthouse, Industry and Investments Building, 385 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and shortlist the 2008-2009 WG-GIC Work Plan in order to prioritize doable activities which can be committed as deliverables by end of FY2009. The meeting also identified 2-3 policy issues that can be put forward during the actual Forum.

The 4th Meeting of the Working Group on Growth and Investment Climate (WG-GIC) was held on 04 November 2008, 2:00 p.m., at the Audio-Visual Room (AVR) of the Board of Investments (BOI), Makati City.

The meeting discussed the status of the WG-GIC Work Plan for April 2008-March 2009, updates on activities of the four (4) priority sectors, such as agribusiness, tourism (including health and wellness) IT-BPO and mining, 08 October 2008 LGU Conference, programs of the development partners and the 23 October 2008 organizational meeting of the PDF Working Group Conveners and Co-Conveners.

It was agreed during the meeting that the group needs to shortlist the Work Plan and prioritize doable activities which can be committed as deliverables by end March 2009. See documents below for more information.

Highlights of the 04 November 2008 WG-GIC Meeting (short version)pdf
Status Report on the GIC 2008-2009 Action Plan - pdf

Presentation materials
Status of the 2008-2009 Work Planpdf
Agribusiness Accomplishment Reportpdf
Business Registration (Entry) Formspdf
Championing for economic growth: Local and Regional Economic Development (LRED) From the Visayas to the Rest of the Philippinespdf
Report of the Mining Grouppdf
Status Report on the Technical Working Group on Tourism (Including Health and Wellness)pdf

 


 

August 16, 2006, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - PDF Infrastructure WG Meeting, Board Rm., Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 22 Flr. Trident Tower, 312. Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City

March 16, 2006, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Growth and Investment Climate WG meeting (to be chaired by Undersecretary Thomas Aquino)

March 1, 2006, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Makati Shangri-La Hotel - "Philippines Infrastructure Workshop" - a sub-WG meeting on infrastructure, under the WG on Growth and Investment Climate